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March - 2012 - issue > In Conversation

Leading the way in Networking and Storage space

Santhanakrishnan Raman
MD -LSI India R&D
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Santhanakrishnan Raman
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is an electronics company based in Milpitas, California that designs semiconductors and softwares that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks. Santhanakrishnan Raman, MD, LSI India R&D shares his thoughts on the opportunities he is betting on.

What’s the biggest driver for LSI today?

LSI, as you know focuses on storage and networking market. In these two markets, we are the most trusted provider of technologies and are leading the way for companies. The key word here is trust. When we deliver our products to leading OEMs, we have to make sure the delivery is on time, with the highest levels of quality. The products that we deliver have a life of 7 to 10 years. It takes time for trust to be established within your customers and this happens when make sure that we not only enhance the features of a product, but also ensure reliability and quality. Talking about trends, we are now focusing on the wireless infrastructure, because the new industries are very dynamic with newer technologies deployed. So, in terms of challenges, I would say our focus has always been higher complexity, lower power, and better features from a product point of view. In terms of product behavior, we look at products being early to market and those with high quality and reliability How is India as a market today, for LSI?

India is definitely a growth area. There is a lot of demand for data and storage, which is fueling a tremendous amount of growth. The semiconductor association is projecting that by 2020 the semi-con industry alone will be worth $40 billion. So, it sure is a huge market and there is a big consumption that is projected. Hence, the more India and China grow, the more growth we see. This in turn is a positive sign for us.

What are the technology trends you are seeing today? How is LSI positioned there?

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